How I Use It
I send my genetics students to Scitable to get up to date resources for their research project. In addition I use it when I am teaching students how to interpret and paraphrase scientific text. We begin with one article as a class and use strategies like text annotation and two column notes to break down its meaning. Then students learn to paraphrase and cite each source with the support of NoodleTools.com.
Many teachers struggle to find authentic scientific text that is available for free on the internet. Scitable has a massive article library which means that kids have a choice in what they read. This is an incredible resource especially for older high school students or advanced learners.